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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-2 Primary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades K-2.

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.

Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Author Sarah Richard shares valuable tips to help kindergarten teachers have a successful first day.

Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers elementary educators ideas on how to manage student behavior and needs.

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Compassion in Action

Filmmaker Randy Taran looks at compassion in action, the fifth door of her "7 Doors to Happiness" series.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.

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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.

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The Creativity Index: No Artist Left Behind

Blogger Mark Phillips compares the theory behind a proposed U.S. "Creativity Index" with the proven results of Venezuela's "El Sistema."

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Academics and School Life: The Importance of Character

Blogger Maurice Elias makes a case for developing character and social and emotional skills in student.

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Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning
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Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

Art and movement blend into academics at this K-8 public school.

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How to Ignite Intellectual Curiosity in Students

When students lack curiosity and are disinterested in the classroom, teachers need to reevaluate their lesson plan.

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Standardized Testing Fails the Exam

If enough educators -- and noneducators -- realize there are serious flaws in how we evaluate our schools, maybe we can stop this absurdity.

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Student Commitment Depends on Teacher Commitment

For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.

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An Ageless Approach: Why Multiage Classrooms Should Replace Fixed Grade Levels

The wide range of academic ability in our classrooms underscores the need for a new approach to class organization.

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.

5 134 12,805 views
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iPod, iListen, iRead

Milton Chen covers some innovative uses of the iPod in helping young English language-learners master reading, writing, and much more.

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